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Entries by Marian Wright Edelman from 09/2008

Kauffman Foundation Expands Kansas City CDF Freedom Schools® Program

| Posted 09.02.2008 | Huffington Post

The rows of young people with "Kansas City CDF Freedom Schools" in black letters on their goldenrod T-shirts stood out among the 1,200 mostly college ...

Congress Must Pass Legislation to Help Children in Foster Care

| Posted 09.08.2008 | Healthy Living

Every 36 seconds a child is abused or neglected -- 2,400 a day. Nearly 40 percent of these children receive no services from the child welfare system after their case has been investigated.

We Must All Register and Vote during This Historic Election

| Posted 09.15.2008 | Huffington Post

People who don't vote don't count and are letting our children and our country down. As our nation's most historic election approaches, we must think ...

Invest in Children Not Prisons. Stop Prop. 6

| Posted 09.22.2008 | Healthy Living

Under the pretense of creating "safer neighborhoods," Proposition 6 changes current law to require that more children, as young as 14 years old, are tried and sentenced as adults.

Tonight's Debate: Will Our Children Fare Better than Us?

| Posted 09.26.2008 | Politics

This debate underscored the central question that each of us must ask ourselves before choosing our next president: Will our children and our children's children fare better than us?

The Long Hard Road to Race-Free Politics in America

| Posted 09.29.2008 | Politics

Have we arrived at a post-racial era where the election of the president can take place on a "colorblind" basis?